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Tower Bridge, London, in May 2020 (Image: EPA/Will Oliver)

IMF offers less bleak forecast, but rising infections mean a long, slow recovery

As long as COVID-19 continues its insidious spread around the world, the road back to pre-pandemic status will be lengthy and hard.

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The Morrison government is helping young people — but there are catches

Young people have been named 'winners' from the federal budget, but the government isn't listening to what they actually need

The Pacific island of Tuvalu. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Why has the government hidden a budget increase in foreign aid? 

A $304m boost for the COVID-19 recovery fund for the region is good news. So why isn't it being shouted from the rooftops?

Miranda Devine and Donald Trump (Images: AAP)

Tips and Murmurs: Simply Devine … Some remaining Qs … A win for health insurers

The Trump interaction that's all content for Miranda Devine, plus more tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The budget spending we’re not allowed to know about

Between 'commercial sensibilities', 'national security' and 'legal sensibilities', an awful lot of the spending in the 2020 budget is being kept secret from the taxpayers footing the bill.

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JobMaker or JobFaker? Government plan will support — not create — jobs

It’s an expensive program that would never withstand scrutiny in normal times — but these are not normal times.

Scott Morrison at AstraZeneca laboratories (Image: AAP/Lisa Maree Williams)

Light bulb moments: five bright ideas from a budget like no other

In an extraordinary, big-spending budget, there were some pretty good ideas.

Assistant Governor of the Australian Reserve Bank Luci Ellis (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The small but terrifying numerical gap that may doom us to austerity

If, as the government says. wages won't grow until unemployment is down to 5%, this is not the time to pull the plug on subsidies.

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An unprecedented budget for — and about — big government

In extraordinary times, the government is handing out relief (and relying on recipients to go out and spend).

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2020 federal budget by the numbers

The federal budget reveals a current year deficit of $213.7 billion, down $29.2 billion from the July update.

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